Miley Cyrus is one of the biggest singers and songwriters in the world. She is also an established actress who has starred in several Hollywood projects right from a young age. Raised in a family with a rich history in entertainment, it took Miley little effort to learn the ropes before storming the limelight. She became a household name among the movie-viewing community after her stunning performance in the Disney Channel TV series Hannah Montana. Prior to her appearance in the series, she earlier portrayed the character Kylie in her father’s TV series Doc and in Tim Burton’s movie, Big Fish. Looking through her career timeline and considering her age, we couldn’t agree more that this young lady has achieved much more than most of her equals. So, how old is Miley Cyrus and how long has she been a singer? Find out below.
How Old is Miley Cyrus?
Miley Cyrus may not be the youngest A-list performer you know but she has come a long way in the industry and has a lot to show for it. This genius star has been around since November 23, 1992, when she was born in the United States, precisely in Franklin, Tennessee. Though professionally known as Miley Ray Cyrus, her birth is actually Destiny Hope Cyrus. She picked up her middle name in honor of her grandfather Ronald Ray Cyrus, a Kentucky-born politician while her first name “Miley” was coined from her nickname “Smiley”. Her parents gave her the moniker because she was smiling as an infant.
Miley came from Billy Ray Cyrus and Leticia (Tish) Jean Finley’s romantic relationship. While Billy is an iconic country singer, Tish is an accomplished actress with numerous projects to her name. The two tied the knot one year after Miley’s arrival and later had two more children named Braison Cyrus (son) and Noah Cyrus (daughter). Miley also has two maternal half-siblings named Trace Cyrus (born February 24, 1989) and Brandi Glenn Cyrus (born May 26, 1987) and a paternal half-brother named Christopher Cody (born 1992). The trio came from her parents’ previous relationship. Cody was raised by his mother Kristin Luckey in the city of South Carolina while Trace and Brandi were adopted by Bill after his marriage to Tish. Trace and Brandi’s biological father is Baxter Neal Helson, a local drummer and Tish’s husband from 1986 to 1989.
The Los Angeles-based star attended Heritage Elementary School in Williamson County. A pansexual and gender-fluid person, she has been in a love affair with the separated wife of Brody Jenner, Kaitlynn Carter since August 2019 following her separation from her Australian husband, Liam Hemsworth.
How Long Has She Been a Singer?
Cyrus has been singing from her childhood when she fell in love with art. She subsequently took up acting and singing lessons at the Armstrong Acting Studio in Toronto to hone her skills in both arts. It is said that it was her competency in both singing and acting that led to her selection for the role of Hannah Montana in the Disney TV series. Following her successful outing in the series, Miley, in 2006, embarked on a music tour as Hannah Montana with The Cheetah Girls, performing songs from the series’ first season. She was later signed by Hollywood Records on a four-album recording contract to distribute and promote her non-Hannah Montana soundtrack music. Miley would release a two-disc album titled: Hannah Montana 2: Meet Miley Cyrus in the month of June 2007. While the first disc was publicly acknowledged as the second soundtrack by “Hannah Montana”, the second disc became her first studio album, reaching the top of the Billboard 200.
From age eleven (2003) till now, Cyrus has been expressing her thoughts and feelings through songs. Her vocal range is a mezzo-soprano and her musical influences include Elvis Presley, Dolly Porton, Britney Spears, Madonna, Lil Kim, Timbaland, the American pop band Hanson, Joan Jett, Shania Twain, as well as OneRepublic.
Apart from her debut album, she has released six more studio albums titled Breakout (2008), Can’t Be Tamed (2010), Bangerz (2013), Miley Cyrus & Her Dead Petz (2015), Younger Now (2017), and She Is Miley Cyrus (2019). The singer also has two powerful EPs to her name – The Time of Our Lives (2009) and She Is Coming (2019). Miley has also embarked on several tours since the year 2007, including Best of Both Worlds Tour (2007–2008), Wonder World Tour (2009), Gypsy Heart Tour (2011), Bangerz Tour (2014), and Milky Milky Milk Tour (2015).